LONDON – An East London Muslim girls’ school has been praised as outstanding by the Office education inspectors for Standard in Education (Ofsted) after they made their first visit to the facility.
“We are naturally delighted to have been awarded the highest possible Ofsted rating. It’s a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our staff, governors and pupils and also their parents’ support,” Shahina Ahmad, Principal of Eden Girls’ School in Walthamstow, told the East London & West Essex Guardian on Tuesday, June 27.
“What is incredibly pleasing are the inspectors’ very positive comments about our leadership program.
“For Eden Girls’ to be recognized as a school that is equipping its pupils with the values and skills to have a fully participative role in modern Britain makes me very proud.”
The paper reported that Ofsted praised teachers at Eden Girls’ School in Walthamstow, saying they were prepared to “do whatever it takes to ensure that pupils achieve well, academically and socially.”
Following an inspection in April, Ofsted officials noted in the report that the girls’ “behavior is impeccable” and their attendance is high.
It also said that students make “rapid progress” which is above the national average in all subjects.
The school received “outstanding” ratings in all categories such as effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcome for pupils.
The report said that parents expressed a “high level of satisfaction” with the teachers’ commitment to the students. It noted the staff’s alertness to safeguarding concerns means pupils are “safe from harm.”
The school is run by Tauheedul Education Trust (TET), a not-for-profit multi-academy trust.
For years, independent Islamic schools remained at the top score of UK GCSE results, setting example for faith schools as successful, highly-achieving and inspiring educational institutes in Britain.
The Muslim schools overall average of students who received 5 or more A*- C grade GCSEs, including English & Maths, exceeded the national average with 9 schools achieving a 100% success rate – only 55 schools achieved the 100% landmark in the whole of the UK.